Sudan military arrests Bashir appointees, protesters assured of security

Sudan military arrests Bashir appointees, protesters assured of security

Organizers behind Sudanese anti-government protests say the military has attempted to break up their sit-in but backed off.

The U.S. envoy, for his part, welcomed the role of the military council in achieving stability and underlined the importance of continued cooperation between the two sides to enhance Sudanese-U.S. relations, according to the statement.

There were no clashes and no one was hurt but the incident triggered concerns that the military, which last week ousted Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's longtime president, after four months of street protests against his rule, could renege on its promises not to use force against the peaceful demonstrators.

Britain's ambassador to Sudan, Irfan Siddiq, said he had met the deputy head of the transitional military council, Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, and had "asked for clarity on whereabouts of former president Bashir and other senior former regime figures".

If the junta fails to hand power to civilians within 15 days, the AU will suspend "the participation of Sudan in all AU's activities until the restoration of constitutional order", the body's Peace and Security Council (PSC) said in a statement.

"Remember, we are talking about a regime that has been deep-rooted in power for 30 years, so the SPA and other powers behind this protest know. that the top ranks of the military, those who have staged this coup, will not easily give up the power that the military used to have in Sudan", Vall said.

Himeidti is the head of Sudan's Rapid Support Forces (RSF), a paramilitary anti-insurgency force with its origins in the Janjaweed militias of the Darfur conflict.

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Burhan has pledged that individuals implicated in killing protesters would face justice and that demonstrators detained under a state of emergency imposed by Bashir during his final weeks in power would be freed.

Burhan took the oath of office on Friday after his predecessor General Awad Ibn Ouf stepped down little more than 24 hours after Bashir's ouster.

"This must be done credibly and swiftly, with protest leaders, political opposition, civil society organisations, and all relevant elements of society, including women", the embassies of the three countries said in a statement.

Tens of thousands of people have massed non-stop outside the army headquarters since April 6, initially to urge the military to back their demand that Bashir be removed.

Protest leaders have called for the feared intelligence agency, whose chief Salah Gosh resigned on Saturday, to be restructured and for NISS officials to face prosecution.

There has been no mention of the reasons why they were picked up and who exactly had been arrested.

The gas-rich country is locked in a almost two-year-old diplomatic standoff with Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt.

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